What are Human Rights based on?

Everybody is passionate about human rights, right? But what are human rights and why do we have them? And what’s the best basis for the belief in human rights and dignity—the atheist claim that we’re just atoms and particles, or the Biblical idea that humans beings bear the image of God? In this week’s Short Answers, Andy Bannister explores why what you believe about humans is entirely dependent on what you believe about God.

This video is used as part of the SU Scotland “Connect Groups Q&A” curriculum.


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